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English verb: stretch out

1. stretch out (motion) extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length

SamplesUnfold the newspaper.
Stretch out that piece of cloth.
Extend the TV antenna.

Synonymsextend, stretch, unfold

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)change form, change shape, deform

Verb groupextend

2. stretch out (motion) lie down comfortably

SamplesTo enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)lie, lie down

3. stretch out (body) thrust or extend out

SamplesHe held out his hand.
Point a finger.
Extend a hand.
The bee exserted its sting.

Synonymsexsert, extend, hold out, put out, stretch forth

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)gesticulate, gesture, motion

Narrower (hyponym)hyperextend

4. stretch out (body) extend one's body or limbs

SamplesLet's stretch for a minute--we've been sitting here for over 3 hours.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)move

5. stretch out (body) stretch (the neck) so as to see better

SamplesThe women craned their necks to see the President drive by.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)extend, stretch

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